Health Care

Jean Robillard

Robillard discusses tobacco-free policy

E-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco prohibited on campus starting Aug. 24
UI Interim President Jean Robillard discusses the forthcoming tobacco-free campus policy in a message to the campus community, stating that the objective is to support a healthy campus culture and to promote the health and well-being of all UI community members.

UI shares medical absences from class policy

As the new academic year begins Aug. 24, University of Iowa officials report that six UI students have tested positive for mumps in the last few weeks. In light of this, UI administrators remind faculty and teaching assistants about UI policy concerning student medical absences from class.

UI educates campus, community about mumps

Preparations, proactive communication reduce risk
As the UI prepares to welcome students and families for the start of the academic year, the Vice President for Student Life reminds the campus community to make sure they’re up-to-date on their vaccinations. Tom Rocklin reports six UI students have tested positive for mumps in the past few weeks.

Grants UI researcher receives Carver Trust grant

Rajan Sah, MD, PhD, assistant professor of internal medicine in the UI Carver College of Medicine, has recently received a three-year, $400,000 Carver Trust Young Investigator award to study the role of fat-cell expansion in the development of insulin resistance and diabetes.
Pedaling device is small and fits under the desk.

Work, pedal, and be healthy

UI study finds that portable pedaling devices increase activity of sedentary workers
By providing workers with a portable pedaling device, Lucas Carr, an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology and member of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative at the UI, discovered people who were once sitting all day were now moving at work without even getting up.

Grants Pharmacology researchers earn $3.4 million in grants

Researchers in the UI Department of Pharmacology have received a pair of research grants from the NIH totaling $3.4 million to study new ways to treat obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
2014 Kid Captain Treyvon Martin stands on the sidelines with the Iowa Hawkeyes.

UI Children's Hospital announces 2015 Kid Captains

Program kicks off seventh year with Hawkeyes
Thirteen kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 will serve as the UI Children's Hospital Kid Captains during the 2015 Hawkeye football season.
an apple on a stack of books in front of blackboard

Media tipsheet: UI experts for back-to-school topics

To help everyone make a smooth transition, the University of Iowa is offering a list of experts who can talk about everything from helping a child get on the right sleep schedule to preventing back-related injuries from carrying backpacks that are too heavy.
woman getting blood pressure checked

Pharmacists help patients with hypertension

Studies show medical teams with pharmacists helped patients control blood pressure
Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication regimens to patients, which yielded more effective blood-pressure control results than for those patients who did not have a pharmacist on hand.

UI internship prepares students for genetic counseling careers

As the availability of and demand for genetic testing continues to rise, more genetic counselors are needed to assist patients in interpreting their test results. The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Summer Internship Program, now in its third year, allows interns to explore various career opportunities in genetic counseling.